Latest News from China - May 17, 2004
- [Baishan City, Jilin Province] Policemen in Changchun City's Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp Beat Sun Yufa Unconscious
- [Xiamen, Fujian Province] Wife About to Give Birth; Husband Arrested
- [Jilin City, Jilin Province] Police Arrest Practitioner Wang Haijun
- [Liaozhong County, Liaoning Province] Tai'an County Police Arrest Dafa Practitioner Dong Zhibing
- [Changchun, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Sun Xianhua Detained for an Additional Six Months Because of His/Her Solemn Statement
- [Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province] Nanshan District Court Sentences Hong Kong Resident Fu Xueying to Three Years of Imprisonment
1. [Baishan City, Jilin Province] Policemen in Changchun City's Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp Beat Sun Yufa Unconscious
Practitioner Mr. Sun Yufa, 53, from Zhazi Town, Jiangyuan County, Baishan City, Jilin Province, began practicing Falun Gong in 1997. He is a retired worker from the Zhazi Coal Mine in the Tonghua Mine Administration Bureau. On March 22, 2002, police from Linjiang City arrested him and sentenced him to two years of forced labor. They sent him to the No. 6 Division of Changchun City's Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp. He was supposed to be released by March 22, 2004, but his prison term was extended by one month for persisting in his Falun Dafa practice. Police beat him with wooden clubs about 3 cm thick and 15 cm wide. His back was severely injured and he fell unconscious. He has still not been released.
2. [Xiamen, Fujian Province] Wife About to Give Birth; Husband Arrested
Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Xu Guoping, a teacher from Xiamen City's Electronics Professional School, was suddenly arrested a few days ago. His whereabouts are so far unknown. His arrest came about because of his persistent belief in Falun Dafa, and for wanting to do a good deed. He wanted to let more Chinese citizens who are deceived by the vicious lies know the truth of the persecution and the beauty of Falun Gong. His wife is about to give birth. He would very much love to be with his wife at this time, and wait for the arrival of the new life, but he was forcibly taken away from his wife and family. Thus, he could not fulfill his commitment as a husband, cannot help and comfort his wife when she needs him, and can't hear his baby's first cry. The person who persecuted him said that he is too selfish, and only cares about himself but not his family! How unreasonable and how inhumane this is! What a mockery of the truth this is!
This is a true but cruel story that is happening right in the 21st century in China. And it is also a miniature example of the tragic experiences of so many Falun Gong practitioners during the past nearly five years!
3. [Jilin City, Jilin Province] Police Arrest Practitioner Wang Haijun
Dafa practitioner Mr. Wang Haijun is in his 30s, and has been put into a forced labor camp for clarifying the facts about Falun Dafa and the persecution. About 8:25 a.m. on May 8, 2004, several plainclothes and uniformed policemen abducted him at the bus station near Jilin City's Yuwen Middle School.
4. [Liaozhong County, Liaoning Province] Tai'an County Police Arrest Dafa Practitioner Dong Zhibing
On World Falun Dafa Day, May 13, 2004, I went with two Dafa practitioners from Liaozhong County to distribute truth-clarifying discs in the two villages north of Hongmiaozi in Tai'an County, one of which may be Tongjiazi Village. We started at noon. At around 2:00 p.m. three men and one woman reported us to the police. Dafa practitioner Dong Zhibin was arrested and is currently being detained in the Tai'an County Detention Center. Another practitioner and I managed to escape, but our three bicycles were confiscated. Tai'an County's Police Department is attempting to force Dong Zhibing to tell them our names.
5. [Changchun, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Sun Xianhua Detained for an Additional Six Months Because of His/Her Solemn Statement
Dafa practitioner Sun Xianhua from Changchun City had declared that his/her words and deeds under forced brainwashing are null and void. Just because of this, the Hezuizi Forced Labor Camp illegally extended his/her detention term by six months.
6. [Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province] Nanshan District Court Sentences Hong Kong Resident Fu Xueying to Three Years of Imprisonment
Fu Xueying is a Hong Kong resident. On October 30, 2003, Fu Xueying distributed truth-clarifying video disks at the Huifangyuan Residential Area in Xuefu Road, Nanshan District. She started on the 32nd floor. At the 5th floor a security guard discovered her. When the guard arrested her, she handed the bag with the remaining disks to another woman who escaped successfully, but left the bag on the stairs of the 4th floor.
During the morning of May 12, 2004, Nanshan District Court sentenced Fu Xueying to three years of imprisonment, to be served from October 30, 2003 to October 29, 2006.
Chen Ge, one of the chief judges
Chen Lipeng, another chief judge, 86-755-26568564, 86-755-26971574
Hua Yu, a judge
Wang Kaiwu, recorder
May 16, 2004